Phantom Time Hypothesis Believers Think We're In The 18th Century
Are we currently living in the 18th century? There are people who truly believe this is the case. These are believers of the Phantom Time Hypothesis. In 1986, German historian Heribert Illig began developing the Phantom Time Hypothesis, which states that the years A.D. 614 to 911 never actually happened. If this were true, the early Middle Ages didn't take place, and were simply made up. Believers in this hypothesis believe that key historical figures that are said to have lived during this time, including Alfred the Great and King Charlemagne, either existed at another time in history or not at all.